New Holy Basil Chai!

Introducing our new Holy Basil Chai! This spicy, caffeine-free herbal chai has a robust floral note. Much of the diverse character is derived from one of our favorite herbs – holy basil! An important Ayurvedic herb also known as tulsi, holy basil brings sweet floral flavor to this blend. In addition to the traditional warming chai herbs, we've added long peppers and fennel seed to impart a distinctive flavor that is surprising and delightfully good. Sip a cup of this delicious herbal chai when you want to warm up and chill out!  Contains: organic Holy Basil Rama, organic Cinnamon chips, organic Ginger root, organic Cardamom pods and seeds, organic Cloves, organic Fennel seeds, organic Vanilla beans, and organic Long Pepper. Visit our Chai & Mate page to see all of […]

Give the Gift of a Wild Future…

  Join Mountain Rose Herbs in supporting one of the Northwest’s finest environmental non-profits, Oregon Wild! This year they celebrated 40 years of working to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waterways for all to enjoy. For the next few weeks, you have an opportunity for your donation to go twice as far! Until December 31st, we will double your donation dollar-for-dollar up to $5000!   Donate to Oregon Wild today!     Sense of place is very important to all of us. It shapes who we are, calms us in stressful times, and inspires us to grow. Wherever you live, you probably have that place where you feel your best. Here in Oregon, Crater Lake is one of those places that makes me feel simultaneously calm and awe […]

How to Make Herbal Potpourri

    Making your own herbal potpourri is super easy and a fun wintertime project! Plus, it's a great gift idea, perfect to make with kiddos, and a great addition to holiday ambiance, sock drawers, cars, or the laundry basket. Who doesn't love all-natural botanical fragrance?  So, is crafting potpourri as simple as it looks? Yes, with one unexpected but important step – adding a fixative mixed with essential oils. A fixative can be any number of ingredients including orris root powder, frankincense powder, myrrh gum powder, angelica root powder, calamus root powder, or benzoin gum powder. I prefer to use orris root powder, which comes from the rhizome of two species of European iris. The rhizomes resemble ginger and are harvested in August, stripped of their rootlets […]

The Sunday Steep!

  'Tis the season…or so folks like to say this time of year. It ends up being a catch-all phrase to explain away all sorts of seasonal realities from busy shopping trips to snow days. For many of us, this is the season for a fair amount of stress and tension. People get a little edgy, a bit short-tempered, a bit overtaxed, and by people, I mean me too! When the stressors of the season start to turn me into a mid-winter crab, a soothing cup of calming tea is in order…and this recipe is ideal!   Merry & Bright Tea Blend 1 teaspoon organic Damiana leaf 1 teaspoon organic Spearmint leaf 1/2 teaspoon organic Alfalfa leaf 1/2 teaspoon organic Barberries 1/2 teaspoon organic California Poppy 1/2 […]

New Palo Santo Smudge Sticks

    Sustainably Grown Palo Santo Smudge Sticks! These aromatic sticks are roughly 3 1/2" long and come packaged in a 6 pack. Palo Santo, literally meaning “holy wood” in Spanish, is a tree that is widely distributed throughout Central and South America. Palo Santo is used in South America in much the same way as White Ceremonial Sage is used in North America – to combat negative energy and to cleanse the space. Palo Santo is often burned by Amazonian shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. Rising smoke from a lit stick is believed to enter the energy field of ritual participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts, and to chase away evil spirits. This use in ritual dates back to the Inca era. The Palo Santo offered […]

Inside Wild Carrot Herbals

  In the far Northeastern reaches of Oregon, tucked quietly away beneath a mountain range and a lake cut away by ancient glaciers, a family run herbal business calls this remote landscape home. Wild Carrot Herbals has been making its high quality herbal goodies for 14 years and just recently transitioned from their Salem area home base to the wild side of the state, settling in Enterprise, Oregon. Jody Berry is the founder and creator of Wild Carrot’s well-loved blends and runs the business with her family and seven employees. Jody welcomed Mountain Rose Herbs to visit and take a tour behind the scenes of her small herbal business.     On a very brisk October, we made the beautiful drive through canyons and […]